If you’ve picked up a copy of Glamour magazine in say, the last decade or so, you’ve likely read their column, “Hey, It’s OK”. I love it, because it’s about why it’s okay to be your quirky little self when it comes to certain things.
I decided to make a pilot wife edition, so we can all unite in the glorious quirks some of us have – together!
I now present to you, the Flight Wife’s version of Hey, It’s OK…
… if you don’t know where your hubby is right this minute. Or hell, even where he’s overnighting. This is, in fact, quite normal. What are you, a GPS?
… if you’re making PB&J for dinner. Again. Hey, it’s a staple for a reason.
… if you throw your laundry on the floor and don’t make the bed. Who’s gonna know?! We can’t all have access to hotel housekeeping, now can we?
… if your version of cleaning is frantically running around hiding things in the 10 minutes before your husband gets home.
… to NOT love everything and anything about aviation. Just because you married a pilot doesn’t mean you have to be obsessed with airplanes.
… if you give the baby a wipes bath. Babies aren’t exactly rolling around in dirt. Unless they are, in which case, that’s what wipes are for.
… to let the dog do the “sweeping” up of food on the floor.
… to be a liiiiiiittle bit jealous when the kids go crazy that Daddy is home again. What are we, chopped liver?!
… to complain about another week going by with him gone. It doesn’t get easier.
… if you don’t go to that get-together because you’re tired of answering the dreaded, “So where’s your husband?” question. Over. And over.
… to want to stay in with the kids and have a movie day. Getting all of you dressed and ready and fed and presentable is work.
… to roll your eyes and groan inwardly when you see your friend post about freaking out that her husband is gone for a whole day. Bitch, please.
… to also offer that same friend some encouragement, because hey, we get it.
… to get a sitter when your husband is gone to go on a date with yourself. Pedicure and a movie, anyone?
… to sometimes like the fact that your husband is gone. Guilty pleasures (Netflix marathons, the whole bed to yourself) have never been so delicious.
Well, that concludes the first list! What do you think? Would you add anything? Can’t wait to hear from you!
The Flight Wife